Publisher Bandai Namco and developer From Software have announced that Elden Ring – the latest IP from the esteemed developer – has sold 12 million copies worldwide between PC, Xbox and PlayStation platforms. Given that the game only launched back on February 25, that makes it one of the quickest-selling games in the developer’s catalogue to date (Dark Souls 3, for example, has still only sold 10 million copies at the last official count).
As you’d expect from the a game that performs that well right out of the gate, both the publisher and developer are keen to ride this momentum and extract what they can from the game’s popularity. In a press release published by From Software, we learn that the studio plans to expand on Elden Ring as an IP and produce more work related to the game “in hopes of expanding beyond the realm of games”.
President & CEO of Bandai Namco, Yasuo Miyakawa, adds: “Much effort was placed into creating Elden Ring so that we could exceed the expectations of our fans worldwide. In like manner, we will continue our efforts in expanding the brand beyond the game itself, and into everyone’s daily life.”